This course is designed to develop your skills in leadership, innovation and continuous improvement, planning and estimating, quality assurance/compliance, systems and IT.
You can choose to focus on either the electrical or mechanical stream of this skill set.
Engineering study pathways that lead to jobs of the future
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This skill set is one of three made of units from the MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical. SM TAFE delivers these skill sets in tandem with the diploma qualification each semester, so that workers seeking to specialise in mechanical or electrical engineering can reach their study goals flexibly.
You can choose to study one or all the skill sets from the diploma, but we recommend you enrol into the Diploma if you plan to study all the skill sets and wish to apply for a VET Student Loan.
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- designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods for asset management
- planning and scheduling planned and unplanned work
- diagnosing breakdown problems
- carrying out quality inspections on jobs
- liaising with client departments and customers
- arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components
- controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment
- monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
- dealing with emergency and unplanned problems and repairs
- writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines
To study this course you will need to have completed a Certificate III apprenticeship or have worked in maintenance in one of the following industries: Navy/aerospace, oil and gas, mining and mineral resources, or public transport (e.g. A/C plant room technician with prior engineering studies).
Attendance in class
This course is 3 hours every week for 20 weeks, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 to 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
Your study at home requires you to use our online learning tool, Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus.
You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel for at-home study. Once you have enrolled you will have free access to Office 365 for use at home using your TAFE student account. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
Work placement is not a requirement of this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.
In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:
- full sleeve shirt
- closed shoes
- full length pants
- safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)
On completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment and may be able to work as a Maintenance Coordinator or if you have the relevant experience, a Maintenance Supervisor, Planner or Manager.
This skill set forms part of MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering - Technical, which provides pathways towards university entry requirements.